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Instructions For Patients Following Immediate Denture Delivery

  • Continue to bite with firm pressure on slightly moist gauze for one hour or until the bleeding stops. Biting on moist tea bag can help to stop bleeding. Minor bleeding
    and drainage is expected. Call our office, or go to the emergency room , for significant bleeding that cannot be controlled.
  • Brush normally, but do not brush the extraction site directly
  • If you have stitches that need to be removed an appointment will be scheduled for you to return. If they are stitches that dissolve, that usually occurs within 3-5 days.
  • Take all medications as your doctor prescribed. Notify your doctor immediately if any unusual or unexpected reactions occur, such as itching, hives or difficulty in breathing. Pain medications should be taken as prescribed, but only as needed.
  • To reduce swelling and for patient comfort an ice bag may be applied on and off over the area where the tooth was extracted for 36 hours
  • Do not use mouthwash or hydrogen peroxide rinse for 7-10 days after surgery . You may gently rinse your mouth with warm salt water (one teaspoon of salt to 8 ounces of water) up to 4 times a day
  • Having a fever the day after oral surgery does not necessarily mean you have an infection. It generally means that you need to drink more fluids
  • Start out with soft foods until the swelling and soreness has eased, then your diet may be taken as tolerated. Carbonated beverages and milk should be avoided for at least 24 hours after oral surgery/li>
  • DO NOT SMOKE or use tobacco for at least 5 days after oral surgery. Avoid using a straw or spitting for at least 24 hours. These actions may cause more bleeding or loss of the clot in the socket. The blood clot is important for proper healing and helps prevent dry socket.
  • If food gets lodged in the extraction site, you may gently rinse to dislodge it.
  • Over time, the socket will fill with tissue and slowly fill with bone.
  • Do not remove your denture except to clean thoroughly and gently rinse your mouth. Replace denture immediately to prevent swelling. Do not leave denture out. Swelling will cause the denture not to fit properly.
  • These instructions are here to help you with healing. Failure to follow them may result in complications.If you experience: excessive bleeding, swelling, or fever or severe pain, please contact our office at 479-717-2904.

    Do not remove your denture except to clean thoroughly and gently rinse your mouth. Replace denture immediately to prevent swelling. Do not leave denture out. Swelling will cause the denture not to fit properly.

    We will see you the following day for an examine.

    Feel free to call our office with any concerns.

    Instructions For Patients Following Oral Surgery (Extractions)

    These instructions are here to help you with healing. Failure to follow them may result in complications.If you experience: excessive bleeding, swelling, or fever or severe pain, please contact our office at 479-717-2904.

    Instructions For Patients Following Scaling and Root Planning

    Please read and follow these procedures. They will make you more comfortable and will help to prevent any possible complications.

    Care of your mouth

    Start brushing, flossing, and continuing your prescribed oral hygiene regimen immediately. Brush twice daily, floss
    once daily. You may have to go easy at first, but make every effort to keep your mouth plaque free. We recommend rinsing your mouth several times on the day of treatment, with warm salt water (use 1/4 tsp salt to 8 oz of warm water). A chlorhexidine rinse may be prescribed and should be used twice daily until gone. After finishing chlorhexidine rinse, we suggest using Crest Pro Health or Listerine mouth rinse twice daily unless otherwise instructed.

    Discomfort

    Some discomfort is expected when the anesthesia wears off. Usually acetaminophen or ibuprofen tablets will eliminate any discomfort and help with any swelling/inflammation. Sensitivity to cold or touch may temporarily occur. Removing all plaque from the tooth surfaces and brushing with a sensitive toothpaste and/or prescription fluoride will usually reduce or eliminate sensitivity.

    Eating

    Refrain from chewing until anesthetic wears off (milkshakes, yogurt and pudding are fine). Your next meal should be soft. Avoid any hard, gritty foods such as peanuts, popcorn, chips or hard bread for the next 3-4 days. Also, it is best to avoid hot, spicy foods and alcohol for at least 24 hours.

    Bleeding

    Slight bleeding may continue for several hours following the procedure. This is not unusual and should stop. If bleeding persists, apply a moistened tea bag (not herbal tea) or moistened gauze to the area with firm but gentle pressure for 5 minutes; let rest for 15 minutes, then repeat for a second time. If excessive bleeding continues, please call the office.

    Smoking

    Please refrain from smoking for 24 hours or longer after scaling and root planing procedures. Tobacco/Nicotine use interferes with the healing. (This would be an excellent time to quit smoking).

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